$15 Million
Channel: PewDiePie
Subscribers: 56,407,814

In news that will surprise no one who understands anything about how the world works, PewDiePie (real name: Felix Arvid Ulf Kjellberg) has been earning millions of dollars for years now despite his controversial style and propensity for problematic behavior. The majority of his videos consist of his unique brand of video game commentary; he’s loud, playful, and goofy, qualities which have helped boost his channel to become the single most subscribed on YouTube. However, some of his outlandish behavior crosses the line into deeply controversial territory. In his videos, every other word is a swear word, and he also often calls things “retarded” or “gay.” But that’s mild compared to his more egregious behavior. Case in point: In early 2017, his YouTube Red series was canceled and he was dropped from the Disney-owned Maker Studios over a “joke” that involved calling for “death to all Jews.”